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Chris Williams
Hometown creates a Richard Burton trail
Hometown creates a Richard Burton trail

Want to walk in Richard Burton's footsteps? On Nov. 9, a new Richard Burton trail opened in the Taibach area of Port Talbot, the small Welsh town where Burton (born Richard Walter Jenkins in 1925) spent his childhood and teenage years. Points of interest on the trail include his home, where he worked as a boy, where he spent his free time and where he went to school. It was at the school that his acting potential was recognized by teacher Phillip Burton, who became his mentor and guardian (and whose last name the actor took in 1943). The trail is the second commemorating Burton. The first is a three-mile interpretive trail in the tiny village of Pontrhydyfen near Port Talbot, where...